6x2 HDMI Matrix Switcherhas six HDMI inputs & two HDMI outputs which can show any of the 6 inputs in any combination to any of the 2-HDMI outputs. Connect your HDMI source devices like a Blu-ray DVD, cable & satellite receiver and a video game to the inputs and the outputs connect to the two displays. The built-in signal compensation allows either display to be up to 35 feet from the matrix (using 22 AWG cables), on both the input & output side of the matrix.
The 18-key remote control lets you change inputs, outputs, audio settings and more. It outputs both optical and stereo audio on separate connectors along with the HDMI audio and video in parallel. The audios EDID feature allows you to force the Audio output to Auto (same as source) 2.1ch, 5.1ch, or 7.1ch to the output display over writing the displays EDID.
PIP: The 6x2 has 5-mode Picture-in-picture (PIP) modes that lets you view all inputs at once on one widescreen as well as you can connect your smartphone or tablet to Video Input-6 for big-screen enjoyment thanks to the MHL connector. It is boxes, not a side-by-side split, and the windows are small rectangle boxes. See the MORE PICTURES Tab for additional pictures of the PIP function.
Most 4K displays have only one 4K input so if you have multiple 4K source devices like a 4K DVD player or a 4K media player you will need a 4K switch.
What sets this 6x2 HDMI Switcher apart from others:
- 5 - 4K Ultra HD HDMI female inputs
- 1 - Dual purpose MHL female input for hooking up phones and tablets
- 2 - 4K Ultra HD HDMI Female Outputs
- Supports small, non-steaming, Picture-In-Picture (PIP) displays for all the inputs (see the More Pictures TAB)
- 1 - HDMI (Shared MHL) Female connector on HDMI Input 6 for smart phone photos, music & TV movie connection - An MHL to HDMI adapter is not supplied.
- 1 - Optical Toslink Output to go to a surround sound amp
- 1 - 3.5mm analog audio output for either an headphone or stereo amp
- All the connectors on the back. Some switches have connectors on the sides also which makes placement difficult
- A remote control with 18-discrete buttons
- Advanced EDID handling
- 4Kx2K compatible
- ARC compliant
- CEC 1.4 compliant
- HDMI 1.4a compatible
- 2D and 3D complaint
- Built-in IR sensor with remote control
- It has front-panel control buttons if you don't want to use the remote
- It has prominent power/reset buttons on the front to reset the unit if you lose the displays EDID or HDCP handshake for some unknown reason
The matrix can automatically read your input devices' EDID (Extended Display Identification Data) parameters, sync them, and select the suitable output parameters. The (PIP) small Picture-in-Picture mode lets you view two inputs at once and you can connect your smartphone or tablet to port-6 for big-screen enjoyment due to the MHL support. Also, due to the HDMI 1.4 support, you can enjoy cutting-edge 4K video in addition to 1080p, 3D, digital surround audio and up to 16-bit color depth.
6x2 HDMI Switcher Features:
- 6-HDMI inputs and 2 HDMI outputs, all in the rear
- Compliant with HDMI 1.4a, CTS 1.4a, DVI 1.0.
- HDMI 1.4 support: Audio Return Channel (ARC), 3D TV support, CEC1.4.
- Supports 3D Video & 4Kx2K, 8, 10, 12 & 16 bits per color depth.
- Support MHL input, Share your smart phone photos, music and movies on the TV.
- Audio support: HDMI 1.4 compatible audio interface Dolby TrueHD DTS-HD Master Audio 7.1CH
- Full audio input and output support
- HDCP 1.2 compliant
- Bandwidth: 2.22 Gbps per channel, 6.65 Gbps total
- Supports Full HD 1080p 24fps, 60Hz
- Supports deep color 30 bit and 36 bit
- Supports resolution up to 1920 x 1200
- Supports standard 24 bit color (RGB/YPbPr) and xvYCC color space
- Supports DTS-HD, true-HD, LPCM7.1, AC3, DTS and DSD audio formats
- IR remote control included
- Simple and easy one-key switching
- Metal case for quick heat dissipation and durable construction
This 6x2 HDMI Switcher is equipped with six HDMI inputs and 2 HDMI outputs. The six inputs accommodate the simultaneous connection of up to two high definition video sources, such as satellite systems and HD DVD players. The two outputs send the high definition audio/video signals to up to 2 high definition displays and can show any two of the six inputs.
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6x2 HDMI Matrix Switcher Specifications:
- Supports 4Kx2K @ 30 Hz
- Supports 1080p @ 120 Hz
- Supports 3D 1080p @ 60Hz
- 2D and 3D HDMI compliant
- HDMI 1.4a and HDCP 1.2 compliant
- CEC only compatible on HDMI OUTA port
- Supports Blue-Ray 24/50/60fs and above/xvYCC
- Single Link Range: 1080p / 1920x1200
- Input Video Signal: 1.2 Volts p-p
- Input DDC Signal: 5 Volts p-p (TTL)
- HDMI Input connectors (5): Type A, 19-pin male and one MHL
- HDMI Output connectors (2): Type A, 19-pin male
- Bandwidth: 2.97Gbps
- Input: 6x HDMI, 5V/1A power (5W max.)
- Output: 2x HDMI, 1x Toslink, 1x 3.5mm AUX
- HDMI audio output: PCM2, 7.1CH, Dolby Digital 5.1, DTS 5.1, Dolby TrueHD, DTS-HD
- Dimensions: 250 x 110 x 26 mm, Weight: 720g
- Power Supply: 5V/1A DC (US/EU standards, CE/FCC/UL certified)
- ESD Protection: Human Body Model: +- 8kV (air-gap discharge); +- 4kV (contact discharge)
- Dimensions (mm): 250(D) x110 (W) x 26(H)
- Weight (g): 720
- Power Consumption(max): 5W
- Operating Temperature: 0C to 40C / 32F to 104F
- Storage Temperature: -20C to 60C / -4F to 140F
6x2 HDMI Matrix Switcher Contents:
- 1 - HDMI 1.4 6x2 Matrix
- 1 - 5V DC Power Adapter
- 1 - Remote Control
- 1 - User's Manual
- No cables
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How the 6x2 HDMI Matrix Switcher Works: Connect up to six Hi-Def sources to the HDMI inputs on the matrix using HDMI cables. Connect up to two Ultra HD displays to the HDMI outputs. Using a TOSLINK cable connect up an A/V Receivers to the Optical outputs.
Connect the included power supply to the matrix and to an available electrical outlet. Apply power to the source and displays. The HD sources can now be routed to the displays using the front panel push-buttons or the 18-key IR remote control.
This 6x2 HDMI Matrix Switcher works with the following devices:
- Any high definition Dish Network and DirecTV receiver with HDMI outputs
- High definition TiVo's with HDMI outputs
- Any high definition cable receiver with HDMI outputs
- Canadian Rogers, Shaw, Bell ExpressVu and Star Choice receivers with HDMI out, or DVI out with a converter
- Any "Over The Air" (OTA) high definition receiver with HDMI outputs
- Sony PS3, HD DVD and Blu-ray DVD players
- Any Xbox360 with HDMI outputs
- Any upconverting DVD player with HDMI outputs
- Any DVHS VCR with HDMI outputs
- An APPLE TV with HDMI outputs
- A VuDu with HDMI outputs
- Many PC video cards with HDMI outputs
- Any high definition camcorder with an optional type C to standard HDMI cable
- Many A/V surround sound receivers with HDMI switching that include the proper chip set. Call your AV receiver supplier to discuss your application or us.
- Any HDCP compliant HDTV, monitor and projector. If the source is HDCP compliant and your TV is not, you will not get a picture. Please check your TV manual or the manufacturers web site.
- and other similar devices.
Why not buy this 6x2 HDMI Matrix Switcher today?
A: Try this:
- Make sure you are installing HDMI 1.4 cables that include ARC, see our specs at HDMI cables with ARC
- The TV must support ARC and it must be turned ON ARC ON
- The unique TVs HDMI input must say it supports ARC
- Set the AV receivers or other device to ARC ON
- Make sure CAT5e/6 STP connectors are put on "B"
- Turn CEC ON
- Leave EDID at its default.
Q: Does this HDMI Matrix Switch support remote IR?
A: No. We recommend using RF remote controls, see the ACCESSORIES Tab.
Q: I see the the HDMI extenders come with 2-remote IR cables, will the remote IR work with this matrix?
A: No, the cables are used when the application has one source and one widescreen. They can't be used with this matrix and need to be set aside and not used.
Q: I want to pass audio from source via HDMI to a SoundBar and also via 3.5mm to Headphones. Is audio pass-thru active on the HDMI out and the 3.5mm connector at same time?
A: Yes. Ran HDMI to a projector (with internal speaker) and 3.5mm to a mixer/PA, audio was received by both.
Q: Does the PIP show real time video?
A: No, it is static and not moving and has a random picture of the unit.
Q: How does the audio output work?
A: It has a toslink audio out and lets you flip between 2 ch, 5.1 and 7.1 with its EDID switch
Q: Tell me more about the 4K compatibility.
A: Of course, being limited to 4K over HDMI 1.4 means you???e limited to 4Kp24 frame rates. The 3D support will be for 1080p 3D content.
Q: What is ARC on this 6x2 HDMI Matrix Switcher?
A: The (ARC) Audio Return Channel in HDMI 1.4 enables a TV, via a single HDMI cable, to send audio data???pstream??o an A/V receiver or surround audio controller, increasing user flexibility and eliminating the need for any separate S/PDIF audio connection.
TVs have always been able to receive multi-channel audio through an HDMI connection, and this is still a typical use-case, with the TV positioned???ownstream??rom content sources and any connected audio equipment. However, if a user had a TV with a built-in tuner or DVD player, and wanted to send content???pstream??rom the TV back to the audio system, a separate connection had to be installed, typically an S/PDIF cable.
Q: This 6x2 HDMI Matrix Switcher has CEC, what is CEC?
A: This product features CEC (Consumer Electronics Control) allowing your HDTV's remote to manage up to ten devices that are connected via HDMI (such as Blu-ray Disc players or home theater receivers) with no special programming needed. For example, you can use your remote to turn on your TV, your player, and your receiver at the same time, and adjust the system volume with one button. All devices must support CEC, though.
Most major TV manufacturers now support CEC, and an HDTV with HDMI 1.3 will likely have the technology. Manufacturers call it by different names; LG Electronics, for instance, calls its implementation SimpleLink, whereas Toshiba calls its version CE-Link. Interoperability isn't mandatory, so some manufacturers limit control to their own products; Sony, for one, allows only Sony-to-Sony communication. CEC needs to be on both TVs, also.